Department of Chemistry honours Nobel prize winner Peter Grünberg

The Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with the Office of the President, hosted a plaque unveiling on December 10, 2007 in honour of Dr. Peter Grünberg’s Nobel Prize for Physics.

In attendance were, from left to right, the Swedish Ambassador to Canada Her Excellency Ingrid Iremark, the German Ambassador to Canada His Excellency Matthias Höpfner, Dr. Samy Mahmoud, President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore, Dr. J. Arnold Koningstein and Dr. Robert Burk, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry.

Dr. Grünberg was a postdoctoral fellow of the National Research Council Canada at Carleton University from 1969 to 1972 in the chemistry department and was hired by Dr. Koningstein to work in his lab. The unveiling coincided with the Nobel Prize award ceremony and banquet in Stockholm, Sweden, where Dr. Grünberg received his award.

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